We all use technology every day whether at school, work or at home. It is at the heart of everyday life from computer graphics and control systems to communications and problem-solving.


Duration: 2 years
Starting date: September 2018
Location: SRC Bede Sixth Form

What will you do?

This vocational course combines hands-on practical activities with more traditional written work to develop your understanding of IT and related topics, with the opportunity to learn about areas such as computer systems, information systems, web development, communication technologies and IT technical support.


How will you learn?

You will learn both theory and practical aspects of ICT over a range of topics. This will include independent online research and taking part in practical activities such as building a computer system from scratch.


How are you assessed?

This is a vocational course and assessment is done through coursework and examination. The coursework may include a range of written tasks, presentation and observation of skills supported by witness statements. .


You need:

GCSE grade C or 4 or above in English Language and preferably an IC Tor Computing qualification.


What do you need to know?

During the course you will study two units assessed by examination and three units internally assessed through coursework assignments. In the first year you will study two externally examined units to achieve a Cambridge Technical Certificate in IT.


3 Reasons to join us

  1. Achieve the same UCAS points as traditional A Level subjects
  2. Gain a broad understanding of many diverse aspects of the I.T. Sector
  3. Supports progression into a range of related careers or higher education